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Which hard drive should I get?


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#1 TheEgg

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:13 AM

500gb - $59.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digita...p;skuId=8682311

320gb - $59.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digita...p;skuId=7821985

This maybe a stupid question, but these two are the same price but one is 500gb and the other is 320gb. The smaller drive might have better features.

I'm using an IDE 250gb Seagate hard drive right now with a 16mb cache buffer. I've had no complaints with it. The only problem is that I found out its interfering with my grandpa's radio.

I have a $50 Best Buy gift card to spend. So I wanna get a new hard drive. I think the 500gb one is the right choice but I want to hear from the experts.

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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:20 PM

Most will not see much difference in speeds in the newer SATA drives. I have never heard of a hard drive causing RF interference, ow do you know that it is in fact doing so?

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:43 PM

I have never heard of a hard drive causing RF interference, how do you know that it is in fact doing so?


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#4 OldPhil

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

That is a Gotcha! I have know what the ferrite cores for years but never related it to a HD being a cause of RF, the computer, monitor or printer yes! Thanks from another grand father for adding to my check list!!

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